November is On…Winter is coming and American craft brewers are addressing the season with a variety of interesting new beer offerings that pair smartly with cooling weather.
A Sam On Sam Collaboration (Boston, MA/ Milford, DE) – Samuel Adams and Dogfish Head have released a new collaboration, their first since the companies merged. Conceived to combine what each brewery does best, Samuel Adams/Dogfish Head Collabeeration is a 4.9% ABV “continually-hopped” Pilsner that was brewed with two different types of honey for a smoothness that captures the terroir of both breweries.
A Brown Nose (Hood River, OR) – Fall is a time when beers gets brawny and pFriem has new autumn release that gets it done (and then some). Complex and unapologetically malty, pFriem Scotch Barrel Aged Imperial Brown is a 10.5% ABV seasonal ale with big toffee, nutmeg and cinnamon aromatics and a campfire warm finish.
You Up For This? (Fort Collins, CO) – New Belgium Brewing has a new Next Up Series release, a popular line of beers that get uber-creative. Crafted with cold-brew coffee that never overpowers, New Belgium Nitro Cold Cream Ale is a 5% ABV refresher with a deep, ruby brown color and a creamy mouthfeel.
Autocratic (Providence, RI) – Narragansett Beer is returning a classic just in time for National Stout Day (October 7) that uses beans from Autocrat Coffee, one of the region’s most beloved coffee companies. Shipping in bright red and yellow retro-cans that were inspired by Autocrat’s original packaging, Narragansett Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout, is a 5.3% ABV eye-opener with a creamy and delectable body brimming with rich toffee meets dark chocolate tones.
The Mothership Ships Next Month (Grand Rapids, MI) – On December 1, Founders Brewing will be shipping its newest Mothership Series release and we’re looking forward to its landing. The first in the series to see distribution outside of the brewery’s taprooms, Founders French Toast Bastard is an 11% ABV barrel-age Scotch Ale with smooth maple syrup, warm cinnamon and sweet vanilla tones…Yes!